Secretary of State Cautions Businesses of Annual Report Filing Mailers 

The Secretary of State’s Office is cautioning businesses about letters from an entity offering to prepare annual reports for a $75.00 fee.  

The letters, sent by an entity called C.P.F.S., appear to have targeted Mississippi LLCs.  The letter may appear to be official government correspondence, but the fine print makes it clear that it is not.  This correspondence is not authorized by the Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office.  

As a reminder, for domestic LLC owners, the annual report filing is FREE and our Business Services Division is here to help customers with this free filing.  Annual reports are due by April 15th of each year and the Secretary of State’s Office sends numerous emails and letter correspondences to remind our Mississippi LLCs of their filing deadlines and responsibilities.  

Please call our Business Services Division at (601) 359-1633 or 1-800-256-3494 with any questions.  

A copy of the mailer is attached.​ 

The Business Services Division processes the formation of Mississippi corporations, limited liability companies, limited partnerships, and other business and non-profit entities. It also grants certificates of authority for foreign companies who wish to do business in the State of Mississippi. Liens under the Uniform Commercial Code are filed with this division.

The Business Services Division also regulates and approves all notaries public in the State of Mississippi. Mississippi Trademark applications are also registered here.

If you have any questions or need any assistance, please feel free to call us at 601-359-1633 and speak with one of our expert customer service representatives.



Jeff Lee
Assistant Secretary of State
Business Services

125 S. Congress Street
Jackson, MS 39201
P.O. Box 136
Jackson, MS 39205-0136​

Phone: 601-359-1633
Fax: 601-359-1607
Email Business Services